View Full Version : Have not had shed from minoxidil

02-22-2012, 05:18 PM
I have been using minoxidil for a little over a month and have not really noticed this shed everyone is talking about. My hair is thinning mostly at the hairline and a bit at the temples, its not too drastic yet but I figured better to try to nip it in the butt before it gets any worse. I was just wondering if because I have not had a noticeable shed, does that mean it will not work for me?
Thanks for the help :)

Tracy C
02-22-2012, 08:50 PM
Two things...

Some people actually never go through a shed. That does not mean the medicine is not working.

If you are trying to use Rogaine to prevent your mature male hairline from developing, I'm not sure if it's going to work. The mature male hair line is a natural and normal male trait. I don't think it can be stopped any more than the lower male voice can be stopped.

02-22-2012, 09:53 PM
What differentiates the two though (balding & natural recession)? To some extent they both involve loss/thinning, so wouldn't minox have the same effect on both types by thickening the thin hair?
Thanks for the reply